A Fijian soldier was killed and three others were wounded in clashes between U.N. peacekeepers and gunmen in southern Lebanon on Friday.

A Shiite Muslim Hezbollah guerrilla who attacked a Fiji patrol was also shot dead, the United Nations said.One soldier was killed and another wounded when unidentified gunmen fired from a speeding car on a Fijian checkpoint in Qana, southeast of Tyre, U.N. spokesman Timur Goksel said.

Earlier, two Fijians were injured, one seriously, when their patrol was attacked by gunmen of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah in the village of Qleileh, Goksel said.

The Fijians retured fire, wounding a guerrilla who later died in a hospital.

Hezbollah retaliated for the guerrilla's death by sending rocket-propelled grenades at three other Fijian positions and checkpoints in the villages of Knayseh, Sidiqqin and Aiteet, Goksel said.